Candy can definitely give you a sugar rush, but as our Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale drug crime defense attorneys can imagine, it’s nothing like the manic rush initiated by consuming methamphetamine, an extremely addictive and highly illegal stimulant drug.
Despite the radical difference between candy and meth, the latter is sometimes disguised as the former as a way to bypass law enforcement officers. However, such a stunt failed recently in Broward County, when agents from multiple law enforcement groups, during a sting in Lauderhill, discovered 10 pounds of methamphetamine packaged to look like candy.
The sting kicked-off a drug case which highlights the fact that concealing illegal drugs is hard to do, especially when law enforcement officers are wise to the tricks employed by traffickers. The case, which we will discuss in this blog, also underscores the severe punishments awaiting anyone convicted of providing mere assistance to the drug transaction.